PRC-1 is the name of two (three) different radios:
1) Dennis Starks KBØSFP writes:
"The PRC-1 was the primary radio used by Special Operations Group 101,
& Galahad. Special schools had to be set up in the China Burma Theater to support this radio and it's cousin, the TRC-10.
It was still in use at least as late as 1960 as some display evidence of use in Cuba.
2) There is also one other PRC-1. The Australian PRC-F1 is similar to the US PRC-74" and
3) This Italian HF- radio.
Only very few details are known:
It was built in Milano, Italy by GT & E as successor of the
(hence the frequency range of von 2 .. 12 MHz); is fully transistorized,
and used by the army and special police forces.
I was told that in 1987 both GRC-9 and PRC-1 were used as tactical radios by the Italian Army.
A mobile version is in the collection. A portable version uses either a handcrank generator
or a battery box.
(Italian nomenclature also was RH 4/212 as mobile Version und
E/PRC as portable version).
The nameplate is missing, but I never saw a nameplate in a picture.
- Frequency range:
- 2 ... 12 MHz
- HF output:
- 2W / 15W
- Frequency steps:
- 1 kHz / 500 Hz
- A3, A3J/USB, MCW, CW
- Voltage needed:
- Measurement and weight:
- 30 x 11 x 31 cm; 10,5 kg
- Audio: U-77
- HF: BNC